Crime and Court news / History of Italy

Italian 100-year-old gets compensation for WWII rape

An Italian 100-year-old woman was awarded a compensation by the Italian Court of Auditors for a rape she was subjected to during WWII. In 1944 the woman, who was then 27, was raped by French colonial troops during the Italian campaign. Colonial troops were widely used by Free France, since the French metropolitan territory was … Continue reading

Foreign relations / History of Italy

Battle of Monte Cassino commemorated in Italy

The 70th anniversary of the battle of Monte Cassino was commemorated in the local Polish war cemetery by Italian and foreign representatives, including British Royal Prince Harry. The battle was a key engagement of the Campaign of Italy. Its purpose was to break the German Gustav Line and liberate Rome. The Allied plans were complicated … Continue reading